Gorilla Riot are a 5-piece dirty rock n’ roll blues machine from Manchester, England.
They play raucous blues based rock, combining elements of grunge, stoner and country to create a full-on high energy rock show.
Created by mainman, Arjun Bhishma, he surrounded himself with the best talent in Manchester to form Gorilla Riot - creating a 3-prong guitar attack with multi-part harmonies.
Arjun, Liam Henry (guitars & vocals), Charly T. (guitars & vocals), James Degnen (bass) & David Thomas (drums), began songwriting and soon entered the studio to record their debut self-titled album. This set them on their path to deliver their blues-drenched dirty sound that evolved into the acclaimed EP, Six Shots Down in 2017.
Equally at home acoustically or electrically they released their first album in 2017. American Honey Vol 1 saw the guys extend their sound and song-writing prowess with 3 new songs plus an exquisite re-working of their hit song, Last Hymn.
Manchester’s dirty southern rock n roll blues mavericks, Gorilla Riot have recently announced that they have signed a 2-album licensing agreement with Off Yer Rocker Recordings (OYR), home of The Quireboys & Massive. They are about to release a new Southern rock style single and tour Europe as a precursor to a major UK tour culminating in a new album release
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"The finest meshes of Soulful Blues and melodic Pop you will hear this year" - The Blues Mag
The 5-piece recently played their biggest show to date, supporting The Milk at a sold out Islington Assembly Hall, where they performed to over 800 people.
Best of British: Critic's Choice Award winners, Eddy Smith & The